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September 7, 2011
  • The MTA will be running a vintage 1920s train on the 2 and 3 lines this month as part of a promotional campaign for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. [Gothamist]
  • Hmm… Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli thinks that public authority borrowing should require voter approval. [BusinessWeek]
  • The Comptroller also announced the sale of $184 million in bonds from the Local Government Assistance Corporation. [OSC]
  • Threatening to bomb the Long Island Power Authority might not be the best way to get your power back on, but it will definitely get you some attention. And felony charges. [NY Post] [Gothamist]
  • Governor Cuomo has also criticized LIPA for its slow response to power outages caused by tropical storm Irene. But Cuomo hasn’t done much to assert control over the authority, possibly because keeping board seats vacant will make it easier to merge LIPA with the New York Power Authority. [The Capitol]
  • The Environmental Facilities Corporation awarded the Town of Essex a drinking water assistance grant for more than $1 million. [Essex, NY]
  • And the New York City Housing Authority paid more than $92 million in overtime last year. [NY Daily News]
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